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Portland Art Museum opens "In the Beginning: Minor White's Oregon Photographs"

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Long before co-founding Aperture magazine or establishing the groundbreaking photography program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, renowned modernist photographer Minor White (American, 1908-1976) moved to Portland, where he sowed the seeds of what would become a forceful artistic vision. Show More Summary

Tom Sachs Unveils His Wavy New Furniture at Art Basel Miami

Contemporary American artist, Tom Sachs, has revealed an array of fantastical new furniture designs via Instagram, which are now available for viewing by the public attendees at this year’s Art Basel in Miami. Which is taking place this weekend. Sachs, who also worked on the set design for Frank Ocean’s Endless is known for his […]

Beautiful sculptures made entirely of store-bought nails

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

John Bisbee spends his days turning common steel nails into wonderful works of art. This short documentary by American Craft Council tours his Maine studio. (more…)

Exhibition explores definition of American family through photographs ranging from Victorian era to today

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Bringing together more than 80 pictures taken by photographers from the 19th century to today, (un)expected families at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, explores the definition of the American family?from the families we?re born into to the ones we?ve chosen. Show More Summary

"Off the Beaten Track: A Road Trip through the Archives of American Art" opens in Washington

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, (the Archives) presents a new exhibition from its expansive collection showcasing material from every state and the District of Columbia. Opening December 8, 2017, Off the Beaten...Show More Summary

Drake & Virgil Abloh Hit the Stage for a Special Performance at Art Basel Miami

In case you were unaware, the worlds of art, design, fashion and music have collided this week/weekend in Miami for Art Basel. Last night, American Express in turn held a one-of-a-kind soiree at their Platinum House, centered around art and music. Located on the beachfront of the Miami Beach EDITION Hotel, those in attendance were […]

Drake Performs for American Express Platinum House at Art Basel!

Drake put on a show at Art Basel! The More Life rapper performed at the American Express Platinum House event at The Miami Beach EDITION on Thursday (December 7) in Miami, Florida. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Drake Along with the performance, during which Drake performed his biggest hits while drones scrolled lyrics [...]

MFAH announces the Jeanie Kilroy Wilson Endowment for the Curator of American Painting and Sculpture

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, today announced the establishment of a newly endowed position, The Jeanie Kilroy Wilson Curator of American Painting and Sculpture. Made possible by life trustee Jeanie Kilroy...Show More Summary

Freeman's American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists Sale captivates a full house

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

On Sunday Freeman?s held its American Art & Pennsylvania Impressionists auction, opening to an overflowing room. Works by some of the most sought after Pennsylvania Impressionists decorated the exhibition space as eager bidders streamed through Freeman?s doors, leaving staff happily rushing to find extra seating. Show More Summary

How the CIA Rescued Modern Art

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Abstract Expressionism was a fringe movement, until the feds stepped in. In 1946, the U.S. State Department organized an international exhibition called Advancing American Art that showcased paintings by artists such as John Marin, Ben Shahn, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Show More Summary

A War Over Cuban Culture Is Playing Out In Miami

"At the end of September, county commissioners voted to remove $550,000 from the $4m grant promised to the Pérez Art Museum Miami (Pamm) for the current financial year. The money was allocated instead to the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, a small institution in Coral Gables, which opened in January."

Winslow Homer Goes to England

An exhibition currently at the Worcester Art Museum focuses on the time that American artist Winslow Homer (1836–1910) spent in England and how it affected his later art. Winslow Homer, Hark! The Lark, 1882, The show is based on two major works by Homer, and it includes a lot of his drawings and watercolors. Show More Summary

Toledo Museum of Art adds three Native American works of art to its collections

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Earlier this year the Toledo Museum of Art acquired three significant Native American works of art for its growing collection of Indigenous Art from around the world. The objects are on display together in an installation titled Collecting Now: Recent Acquisitions in the Museum?s Canaday Gallery through Dec. Show More Summary

Christiane Paul named Director + Chief Curator of Galleries at Parsons School of Design

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Christiane Paul, professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School and adjunct curator of digital art at the Whitney Museum of American Art, has been named director and chief curator at Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) at Parsons School of Design. Show More Summary

“You Can’t Say It Doesn’t Exist”: A Curator on the Art of Latin American Women from 1960 to ’85

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, a curator of the Radical Women exhibition at the Hammer Museum, talks about this largely ignored history. The post “You Can’t Say It Doesn’t Exist”: A Curator on the Art of Latin American Women from 1960 to ’85 appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Misty Copeland on diversity in dance, her 'Nutcracker' princess and coming home for the holidays

America's most famous ballet dancer returns to Southern California to dance the role of Clara in American Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. She recalls her first time dancing the holiday classic, her childhood shyness and her upcoming movie.

Prison, Torture and Powerful Art

What the paintings by Guantanamo prisoners tell us about our humanity and theirs. Few Americans ever took in the vastness of the prison outsourcing system the administration of George W. Bush set up from Afghanistan to Iraq, Thailand to Poland, the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. Show More Summary

The microbiological art of making a better sausage

(American Society for Microbiology) Fermented sausages can vary in taste quality depending on whether the fermentations begin 'spontaneously,' or using a commercial starter culture. A team of Italian investigators found that commercial...Show More Summary

McNay Art Museum announces major acquisitions of African American art

last weekArts : Artdaily

Richard Aste, Director of the McNay Art Museum, announced today the acquisition of three major works ? all collages -- by three African American artists: The Cop, by Benny Andrews; ghost: rhythms: III, by McArthur Binion; and Kwabena, by Rashaad Newsome. Show More Summary

Cal State Fullerton art graduate: How the presence of diverse voices fosters understanding

By Joseph Daniel Valencia A museum career is not a familiar path for my Mexican American family. Indeed, from time to time I struggle to explain the scope of my work to my loved ones, especially my grandparents whose first language is Spanish. Words like curator, exhibition or even museum were not exactly words that […]

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